WINDOWS SETUP: INSTALLING USING THE MBR OR GPT PARTITION STYLE

In this guide you can find effective sầu solutions to lớn fix "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" error with the help of không lấy phí disk partition manager pacmanx.com. If you are troubled by same problem in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, you can finish reading the instruction and fix it easily.

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Overview on "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

When you attempt to lớn install Windows 10/8/7 on your computer và the Windows Set up might reposts "Windows cannot be installed lớn this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." This is one of the common errors occur during Windows installation, & another similar error message is "Windows cannot be installed to lớn this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table." For general users, it is not that easy to get clear on what PGT partition style is & what MBR means.

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What is GPT partition style?

GPT and MBR are two types of hard disk partition schemes. MBR stands for Master Boot Record và GPT stands for GUID Partition Table.

MBR is the traditional partition structure to lớn manage disk partitions, và it is widely used by a majority of users due to its compatibility with most systems. MBR contains partition table, which is located at the very first bloông chồng of a hard disk. Partition table stores partition information on the disk, such as partition number, starting location, partition form size, etc. Besides, MBR includes a small part of executable codes which serves OS boot up procedure. On a MBR disk you can create 4 primary partitions at most. If you want to lớn create more partitions, you can mix one of the primary partitions as extended partition where you can create multiple logical partitions. The maximum size of each partition on MBR disk cannot exceed 2TB.

GPT partition style is newer standard for disk partitioning, which defines partition structure by GUID (Globally Unique Identifiers). GPT is part of UEFI standard, which means UEFI-based system should be installed on GPT disk. GPT allows users to created unlimited partitions và does not have sầu limitation on partition kích cỡ. What"s more, the cyclic redundancy kiểm tra values are included in GPT so that it is able lớn check the data integrity và verify the integrity of GPT header. For example, in the case of corruption, GPT can notice the problem và try to restore data from other location.

For more information about MBR partition style & GPT partition style, please refer khổng lồ "MBR VS GPT, which one is better for your computer?"

Causes of "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"

Being different from "The selected disk has an MBR partition table", the error message "Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style" means the computer is mix up khổng lồ boot in legacy BIOS mode, but the hard drive where you attempt khổng lồ install Windows is partitioned as GPT style. Some old motherboards supports Legacy BOIS instead of Legacy + UEFI / CSM Boot. In Legacy BIOS, you can install operating system on a MBR disk only, as the legacy BIOS does not support modern GPT partition style. When the Windows version you want to lớn install supports GPT, but the BIOS does not, the problem comes up during Windows Setup. Thus, the solution to this error is converting GPT disk to lớn MBR.

How to fix "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"?

Please note that the first solutions wipes the hard drive sầu before converting GPT to MBR, thus you should backup in advance. If you vì not want to lớn bởi that, you can try the second solution which converts GPT lớn MBR without data loss.

Solution 1: Wipe hard drive & convert lớn MBR using Diskpart

Step 1Press keys Shift + F10 when you see the "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" error during system installation, which opens Comm& Prompt. If that does not work, please go bachồng to the first screen of the installation & press Shift + F10.

Step 2Type diskpart in the command prompt and press Enter.

Step 3Type comm& các mục disk and press Enter, which lists all disks connected to your computer.

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Step 4Type select disk # & press Enter. Replace # with the disk number representing the hard disk which is of GPT partition style.

Step 5Type clean & press Enter. This comm& deleted all partitions và data from the selected disk.

Step 6Type convert mbr và press Enter. This comm& convert disk khổng lồ MBR format. You can exit Comm& Prompt when you see "DiskPart successfully converted selected disk khổng lồ MBR format".

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Solution 2: Convert GPT disk to lớn MBR without data loss

This method used third-tiệc ngọt partition management software – Eassos pacmanx.com to convert GPT to MBR. This tool lets you convert disk between GPT & MBR without losing data and the process is quite easy.

Step 1Download, install & launch pacmanx.com.

Step 2Select the disk you want to lớn convert, cliông xã thực đơn Disk and choose Convert to MBR Partition Table.

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Step 3Click OK when pacmanx.com asks for confirmation to lớn the operation.

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Step 4Cliông chồng Save All from toolbar lớn save sầu changes to lớn partition table.

Step 5Try installing Windows again to lớn kiểm tra if the error is fixed.

After the scanning, you can check all recoverable files from the scanning results. Go to lớn pReview some specific tệp tin types lượt thích JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, MP4, DOC. etc. Select the recovered files you want lớn recover and clichồng "Copy to" button to lớn get your data baông xã.

Summary

In this pose, we discussed symptom, causes & solutions of error "Windows cannot be installed khổng lồ this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." which occurs during Windows installation. We hope this instruction is useful khổng lồ you. If you have other solutions or any questions on this issue, please feel không tính tiền lớn giới thiệu or contact our tư vấn team.